• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The Bachelor of International Studies (International Relations) offered by the University of Wollongong focuses on understanding your place in the national and global political systems, as well as appreciating the historical evolution of global politics. Many graduates progress to careers in global organisations and businesses that are focused beyond Australia's borders.
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As a result of COVID-19, this course is currently being offered via remote (online) study. Please enquire with UOW regarding delivery modes for future sessions.

The Bachelor of International Studies (International Relations) offered by the University of Wollongong is a developing and dynamic field that aims to study and solve some of the world's major problems such as war, inequality, climate change, poverty, hunger. 

Why choose this course

A degree in International Studies at UOW helps you step onto a world stage of global opportunities including the chance to study abroad as part of your degree. You'll benefit from our expertise in international relations, our involvement in issues of global development and sustainability, and our focus on global media and communications.

At UOW, you will engage, interact and most importantly, be taught by experts in their fields. UOW staff are high-quality and passionate teachers and academics who are research leaders in security studies, international relations, political economy, settler colonialism, aid and development, and languages.

Career opportunities

  • Administration
  • Aid Work
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Government
  • Human Rights
  • International Business
  • Interpreter
  • Media
  • Policy Advisor
  • Politics
  • Translator
  • Travel and Tourism
  • United Nations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Arts and the Humanities
  • International Studies
  • Methods in International Studies and Politics
  • Senior Seminar in International Studies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. 
  • In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.
  • CRICOS: 064122E

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26592 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 79776 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

All domestic undergraduate students holding Australian or New Zealand citizenship or holders of an Australian permanent visa (including Humanitarian) living in Australia are eligible for a CSP.

Living costs

  • Sydney, Australia

    1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Wollongong, Australia

    1600 - 2200 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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